At the University of Vermont, several higher education and student affairs graduate assistantships are available annually. Each assistantship is designed to provide graduate students with a professional opportunity to support and develop the University's goals and activities through its work with students. For specific questions about the assistantship recruitment process, please contact Samantha Haimes, sagrads@uvm.edu or by phone at (802) 656-4185. The majority of graduate students who presently hold assistantships are enrolled in the Higher Education and Student Affairs Administration (HESA) graduate program.

A list of available HESA Graduate Assistantships is available below. Please note that the availability of these assistantships may change. This listing will be updated as changes occur.

How to Apply

In order for your HESA Graduate Assistantship application materials to be complete, you must:

Submit an Assistantship Application

Submit a Graduate College Application

Please note: Your application to the Higher Education and Student Affairs Administration (HESA) Program will not be considered complete until BOTH applications are submitted to the appropriate places.

We no longer require the GRE to be eligible for graduate assistantships.

 

HESA Graduate Assistantships
Available Fall 2019

The following list of offices with opportunities that are currently available. The positions are subject to change based on a variety of factors. This list will be updated as changes occur.

Graduate Assistant for Undergraduate Admissions

Departments: Undergraduate Admissions and Enrollment Management

Availability: Fall 2019

General Description: This position serves as an admissions counselor in Undergraduate Admissions office

Assistantship Responsibilities:

  • Manage the Saturday morning visit program in conjunction with campus visit staff and ACLeads.
  • Serve as a Counselor of the Day for prospective students visiting campus.
  • Conduct large and small group information sessions and counsel prospective students on the admissions process.
  • Answer questions via phone, email and in person. Review admissions applications and recommend admissions decisions.
  • Read, evaluate, record comments and make final decisions on undergraduate applicants to the university.
  • Perform special projects for the Director of Admissions. 

Departmental Website: http://www.uvm.edu/admissions/undergraduate

Key Characteristics:

  • Student Development/Interaction – Very Frequent
  • Higher Education/Administration - Frequent
  • Project Development/Implementation - Very Frequent
  • Autonomy - Frequent
  • Advising - Very Frequent
  • Collaboration - Frequent

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Graduate Assistant for Career Management, Grossman School of Business 

Department: Grossman School of Business, Career Management Office
Availability: Fall 2019

General Description: The Grossman School of Business has been experiencing rapid growth in their career management office over the last few years.  This position will help to support the continued growth by providing career advising to upper-level GSB students.  In addition, this position will help to support the new Professional Development Series, which is a one credit course that all second years, juniors, and seniors are required to take.  This position will help to support the continued growth of the series by providing support for classroom activities, including curriculum development, grading, and general help for students within the courses.  In addition, this position will help to co-teach the courses with the Professional Development Manager.

Assistantship Responsibilities:

  • Hold weekly office hours to review finalized resumes and cover letters of upper-level GSB students applying to employment/internship opportunities
  • Provide career guidance to upper-level GSB students
  • Co-teach the courses within the Professional Development Series
  • Provide support for the Professional Development courses through curriculum development, grading and student guidance.

Departmental Website: http://www.uvm.edu/business

Key Characteristics:

  • Student Development/Interaction – Very Frequent
  • Higher Education/Administration - Frequent
  • Project Development/Implementation - Frequent
  • Autonomy - Frequent
  • Advising - Very Frequent
  • Collaboration - Frequent

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Graduate Assistant for the Career Center

Department: Career Center
Availability: Fall 2019

General Description: The Career Center leads university-wide efforts to educate, empower, and equip UVM students as they build successful career paths. The graduate assistant is an integral part of these efforts, providing comprehensive career services to students in alignment with our president’s career success initiatives. Services include support with job and internship searching, graduate school advising, major choice, and career exploration. This position would also develop, market, and facilitate a series of alumni panel presentations. We wholeheartedly embrace diversity and multiculturalism and active engagement in creating a welcome and inclusive environment is a requirement of this role.

Responsibilities:

  • Provide career counseling to students in one-one-one appointments. (Training provided in career development, counseling theory, micro-counseling skill development, career resources, and the Strong Interest Inventory.) 
  • Offer drop-in career assistance to students and alumni at the Career + Experience Hub, one day per week, and assist with staff coverage as needed. 
  • Coordinate weekly alumni panel series on various industries. Research and recruit alumni, facilitate panel discussions, and organize event logistics. Promote to students using email and social media, and perform outreach to student groups and faculty.
  • Deliver workshops in classes and other venues on topics such as: resumes, cover letters, interviewing, and networking.
  • Review resumes and cover letters through our job and internship database, Catamount Job Link.
  • Create or edit career-related materials and assist with other projects as needed. 

Departmental Website: http://www.uvm.edu/~career

Key Characteristics:

  • Student Development/Interaction – Frequent
  • Counseling / Advising - Frequent
  • Project Development / Implementation - Frequent
  • Autonomy - Frequent
  • Collaboration - Sometimes

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Graduate Assistant for the Living/Learning Center - Leadership Coordinator

Department: Living/Learning Center
Availability: Fall 2019

General Description: The Living/Learning Center (L/L), which opened in 1973, is an academic resource whose mission is to create an environment for students to integrate their academic/artistic studies and their residential experiences, and to provide a venue for faculty and students to interact outside of the classroom. The Center encourages faculty, staff, and student programs that foster innovative and interdisciplinary learning experiences that bring the intellectual life of the University in close alliance with the students' lives outside the classroom.

Assistantship Responsibilities: The graduate assistant in the Living/Learning Center is primarily responsible for providing leadership training and support to the student program directors within the complex. (There are typically around 50 student program directors during any given year.) The graduate assistant will be supervised by the Associate Director of the Living/Learning Center.

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Development and implementation of the program director orientation program in late August
  • Advising for approximately 50 student program directors leading residential interest programs
  • Coordination of a weekly coffeehouse schedule and budget for the Living/Learning complex
  • Collaboration with the Assistant Director to teach a weekly one-credit Program Director Leadership Seminar
  • Institution of the annual Center evaluation process
  • Assisting in the development and implementation of a program director retreat
  • Participation in the recruitment, design, and selection process of new L/L programs
  • Working with L/L staff to initiate and sponsor educational and cultural community-wide events Serving as a liaison between the Director's Office and the Department of Residential Life

Departmental Website: http://www.uvm.edu/~llcenter/

Key Characteristics:

  • Student Development/Interaction - Very Frequent
  • Higher Education/Administration - Seldom
  • Programming - Very Frequent
  • Project Development/Implementation - Seldom
  • Autonomy - Frequent
  • Supervising - Frequent
  • Advising - Very Frequent
  • Collaboration - Sometimes

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Graduate Assistant for Residental Education - RA Recruitment, Selection, & Training

Department: Department of Residential Life
Availability: Fall 2019

General Description: The Coordinator for RA Recruitment, Selection, & Training (RA RST) within the Department of Residential Life is directly supervised by the Assistant Director for North/Central Campuses, and will assist in the coordination of Resident Advisor (RA) recruitment, selection, and training as well as serve as a liaison to various campus departments and committees involved in campus programming.  This is a 10 month assistantship (Aug.-May).

Assistantship Responsibilities:

Administrative

  • Attend individual meetings and work collaboratively with the Assistant Director for Recruitment, Selection and Training.    
  • Attend committee and departmental meetings as appropriate (i.e. Residential Education Team meetings).
  • Review, update and maintain files regarding RA Recruitment and Selection, RA newsletters, recognition efforts, and community development initiatives.

Selection

  • Serve on RA Recruitment, Selection and Training Committee.
  • Assist in the facilitation of Fall and Spring Selection processes.
  • Develop marketing themes for selection processes.
  • Assist in the revision of recruitment materials and selection processes.
  • Assess and evaluate departmental recruitment and selection efforts.

Training

  • Assist in the coordination of RA Fall Training, New Hire Training Day and Winter Workshop.
  • Assess and evaluate departmental RA training efforts.
  • Work on development, implementation, and evaluation of the Resident Advisor class: EDHI 202.
  • Review, update and maintain files and materials for the RA Manual.

RA Community Development Support

  • Create, update and maintain the RA online community.
  • Support RAs in their community development efforts through the management of departmental resources.
  • Utilize technology to enhance department communication with and support of RAs.
  • Implement recognition of RAs and their communities
  • Co-advise the RA Council.

Diversity and Social Justice

  • Actively engage student staff members and residence hall students in programming, training and dialogue specific to diversity and social justice.
  • Actively participate in departmental, divisional and university-wide training and programming opportunities.
  • Actively confronts situations of intolerance and bias that result from a lack of respect.

Additional Responsibilities

  • Participate in a rotating on-call duty system, and respond to emergency calls on a 24-hour basis.
  • The person in this position will have evening and weekend responsibilities.

Departmental Website: http://reslife.uvm.edu/

Key Characteristics:

  • Student Development/Interaction - Frequent
  • Higher Education/Administration - Frequent
  • Programming - Sometimes
  • Project Development/Implementation - Frequent
  • Autonomy - Frequent
  • Supervising - Seldom/Not at All
  • Advising - Sometimes
  • Collaboration - Frequent

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Graduate Assistant for Residential Life - Assistant Residence Director

Department: Residential Life
Availability: Fall 2019

General Description: The Assistant Residence Director (ARD) for the Department of Residential Life is directly supervised by a full-time Residence Director (RD).  The individual in this position assists the RD in all matters pertaining to the management of a residential complex ranging in size from 440-670 residents with 10-17 resident advisors (RAs). 

Assistantship Responsibilities:

Resident Advisor Supervision

  • Assist in the recruitment, selection, training, development and evaluation of RAs.
  • Directly supervise 5 RAs and indirectly supervise 5-12 RAs, providing direction, support and development through one-on-one and regular staff meetings.
  • Participate in the development and implementation of the ongoing training process for student staff members throughout the year.

Programming, Advisement and Community Development

  • Responsible for the implementation of educational and social programs that promote the development of community, student awareness and interaction, through the implementation of restorative practices and advisement of staff, hall council and other student leaders.
  • Advise and meet weekly with the Hall Council Executive Board members to provide development training and guidance.

Administrative

  • Assist in carrying out procedures for the opening and closing of the complex for both fall and spring semesters, as well as mid-semester breaks (i.e. Thanksgiving and Spring Break).
  • Maintain regularly scheduled office hours per week to include time spent in weekly Residential Education Team meetings, Committee meetings, and student staff and Hall Council meetings.
  • Oversee the implementation of monthly health and safety inspections of student rooms.

Student Conduct

  • Understand, interpret, communicate and enforce policies within their residential complex.
  • Serve as a hearing officer through the Center for Student Ethics & Standards for residents who have allegedly violated sections of the University Conduct Code.
  • Serve as a mediator during roommate or group related conflict.
  • Assist RAs to follow up on violations of health and safety standards that are not corrected by residents when requested by staff members.
  • Communication and Resource Referral
  • Serve as resource/referral agent for campus and community resources.
  • Encourage participation in programs that assist new and continuing students in their ongoing personal and academic development.

Diversity and Social Justice

  • Actively engage student staff members and residence hall students in programming, training and dialogue specific to diversity and social justice.
  • Active participant in departmental, divisional and university-wide training and programming opportunities.
  • Create and maintain communities that are welcoming and accepting of people of all ethnicities, abilities, ages, sex, gender or identity expression, national origins, religions, and sexual orientations.
  • Actively confront situations of intolerance and bias that result from lack of respect.

Additional Responsibilities

  • Participate in a rotating on-call duty system, and respond to emergency calls on a 24-hour basis.
  • Serve 1 year (spring & fall) on 1 of the 3 Residential Education area related committees.
  • Perform additional duties as assigned by the RD or Assistant Director.

Departmental Website: http://reslife.uvm.edu/

Key Characteristics:

  • Student Development/Interaction - Very Frequent
  • Higher Education/Administration - Sometimes
  • Programming/Event Planning - Very Frequent
  • Project Development/Implementation - Frequent
  • Autonomy - Frequent
  • Supervising - Very Frequent
  • Advising - Frequent
  • Collaboration - Frequent

Additional Notes: The compensation for this ten month position includes full tuition remission, a stipend, a semi-furnished on-campus apartment, and small meal plan.

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Graduate Assistant for Campus Programs

Department: Department of Student Life
Availability: Fall 2019

General Description: This graduate assistantship is designed to provide support for Campus Programs in the Department of Student Life. Specific duties include hiring and supervision of student staff, program planning and execution, and support of campus-wide programming. Most importantly, we are looking for a self-starter who is creative and organized.  The Office of Campus Programs is responsible for large-scale social and entertainment programming, coordination of Diversity and Heritage programming and the oversight of the UVM Program Board.  Our programming reflects the diverse interests of our community and ranges from small-scale concerts and film screenings to major concerts, comedy shows and multi-week programs.

Our work is grounded in a commitment to environmental stewardship, social justice and student centeredness.  It is important that the person working in this position is willing to be challenged and challenge students in these areas.

Assistantship Responsibilities:

  • Co-advise the UVM Program Board (UPB), specifically working with the Production Team and Marketing Committee to: build a cohesive group, gain leadership and technical skills and abilities.
  • Assist in the coordination and implementation of Week of Welcome, WinterFest, and Random Acts of Kindness Day, as well as other Campus Programs projects.
  • Collaborate with on-campus student organizations to plan late night weekend programming
  • Work with the office of Student and Community Relations to coordinate Catamount Classes
  • Work with the Coordinator for Campus Programs to develop a leadership and social justice curriculum for UPB meetings and retreats
  • Create and implement a cohesive marketing plan that not only highlights the campus programs office, but UPB as a leading programming force on campus.
  • Implementation of a "Passion Project"
  • Be an innovative champion for student-centered programming at UVM.

Departmental Website: http://www.uvm.edu/~slife/

Key Characteristics:

  • Student Development/Interaction - Very Frequent
  • Higher Education/Administration - Frequent
  • Programming/Event Planning - Very Frequent
  • Project Development/Implementation - Sometimes
  • Autonomy - Very Frequent
  • Supervising - Very Frequent
  • Advising - Very Frequent
  • Collaboration - Frequent

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Graduate Assistant for Leadership & Civic Engagement Programs in Student Life

Department: Department of Student Life
Availability: Fall 2019

General Description: The University of Vermont’s Leadership & Civic Engagement Programs (LCE) is housed in the Department of Student Life. The mission of Student Life is to foster an inclusive culture of student leadership development, community involvement, and programming in order to develop a socially just community of lifelong learners. The mission of LCE is to foster a culture of student involvement, leadership, and learning through hands-on civic engagement.

The Graduate Assistant in LCE (GA) serves as a resource for UVM students interested in leadership, activism, community service, and social justice efforts. The position develops the graduate assistant’s skills of event or action planning, public relations, advising, evaluation and social justice training. In addition to the responsibilities listed below, the graduate assistant has the opportunity to design and work on projects of his or her own initiative with the input of the position supervisor, the AD of Leadership & Civic Engagement (AD for LCE).
This position works with another GA for LCE and the AD for LCE to offer comprehensive programs and trainings in Leadership and Civic Engagement. Projects can vary with the first and second year; see below.

Assistantship Responsibilities:

First Year:

  • Student Leader Training & Coaching: Advise student service organizations; provide drop-in advising and support to students interested in getting engaged on campus as part of the newly opened Davis Center Career + Experience Hub
  • Social Justice Training: Coordinate the logistics of the Next Step Retreat (a social justice retreat for students) with a campus leadership team, team of facilitators, and the AD for LCE – in first year.
  • Campus Marketing & Outreach for Service Projects: Oversee the management of volunteer requests (from off-campus) for UVM students through outreach of community partners and the use of social media tools and other online resources connecting students to projects.
  • Training: Extensive training creation and delivery for student leaders, including outreach and maintaining online tools and resources. Assist in the leader training for our Service TREK program as well as production of annual Student Leadership Institutes.

Second Year:

  • Student Leader Training & Coaching: Advise student service organizations; provide drop-in advising and support to students interested in getting engaged on campus as part of the newly opened Davis Center Career + Experience Hub
  • Training: Extensive training creation and delivery for student leaders, including outreach and maintaining online tools and resources. Assist in the leader training for our Service TREK program as well as production of annual Student Leadership Institutes.
  • Student Organization Advising Support: support outreach and develop resources and programming for advisors to student groups.
  • Student Leader Recognition: Plan and produce campus-wide annual Student Life Awards Ceremony each spring.
  • Student Staff: Supervise and work with student staff to produce leadership events, projects, and public relations for programming.

Departmental Website: http://www.uvm.edu/~lce/

Key Characteristics:

  • Student Development/Interaction - Frequent
  • Higher Education/Administration- Sometimes
  • Programming-Frequent
  • Project Development/Implementation-Frequent
  • Autonomy-Frequent
  • Supervising-Sometimes
  • Advising-Frequent
  • Collaboration-Frequent

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Graduate Assistant for Davis Center Operations

Department: Dudley H. Davis Center (Division of Administrative and Facilities Services)
Availability: Fall 2019

General Description: The Graduate Assistant for Operations & Event Services serves as the primary advocate for the student staff experience within the department. As such, the graduate assistant will coordinate and assist the student employment program including recruitment, hiring, training and assessment. In addition, the graduate will directly supervise a team of 20-25 student Information Desk Assistants and advise the Student Team Lead Group. The Graduate Assistant is in a unique position to work in a highly collaborative manner with the Department of Student Life, which is responsible for student activities and building program functions.

Responsibilities Include:

  • Recruit, hire, train, supervise, and evaluate 20-25 student Information Desk Assistants and 1 Lead Information Desk Assistant. Includes: bi-weekly staff meetings, one-on-one meetings, occasional staff activities, and daily scheduling.
  • Engage students and professional staff members in dialogue specific to diversity, social justice, and trends in higher education during staff meetings.
  • Responsible for overall management and support of the Davis Center Information
  • Desks, which includes scheduling throughout the year and ensuring equipment and supplies are up-to-date for student use.
  • Collaborate with other Student Supervisors to create a successful student employment program, including: hiring, training, and assessment of the entire Davis Center student staff, approximately 75 students. Recruitment outreach will involve working with the Assistant Director for Marketing and other student supervisors on recruitment strategies and branding at key times throughout the year.
  • Assist Office Manager with basic HR duties as needed each semester for new and returning student staff. Including but not limited to: creating hiring forms and advertisements, ordering supplies for student support programs, and submitting catering requests for staff training events.
  • Advise and run regular meetings with the Student Team Lead Group from each employment area (Info Desk, Building Manager, Tech Assistants, Production Assistants, Office Reservation Assistants) as the central planning team for full-staff trainings and programs throughout the academic year.
  • Plan and facilitate a team-building retreat for the Student Team Lead Group to foster collaboration and communication at the beginning of the school year.
  • Coordinate “Town Hall” staff meetings and end of the semester gatherings with the student Team Lead Group.
  • Schedule and run bi-weekly Student Supervisor staff meetings to address ongoing student employment needs and programming efforts.
  • Serve as key member of departmental working group for ongoing diversity and social justice training efforts for our staff.
  • Work independently and in conjunction with the other Davis Center Operation & Event Services staff to develop, deploy and maintain a variety of assessment tools relating to staff trainings, student job satisfaction, and other departmental efforts as needed for the continual improvement of the department and facility. Work collaboratively with operations and student life staff to analyze and report data.
  • Maintain the recreation and game room through the ongoing maintenance of pool tables, board games, and magazine subscriptions.
  • Assist Director of Operations with special projects and research associated with the management of a 186,000 sq. ft. facility.
  • Design marketing that highlights the Operations Office of the Davis Center to be displayed throughout the building in various mediums.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

The ideal candidate:

  • Has a commitment to and willingness to learn about our values of social justice and environmental stewardship.
  • Is an active and critical thinker who is able to identify, prioritize and manage projects and tasks.
  • Has the desire to work in an active and dynamic student center environment and brings excitement and energy to the work they do.
  • Has leadership, supervisory, and/or operations experience or strong potential in these areas.
  • Has experience with student programming, training, or student center employment.
  • Possesses strong writing and interpersonal skills.
  • Is willing to gain skills in the area of assessment and web portal management.
  • Additional Notes: There is the opportunity and strong desire for this position to begin earlier than the traditional start time for HESA Graduate Assistantships. Funding exists for the graduate assistant hired for this position to begin working as early as July 1st.

Departmental Website: http://www.uvm.edu/~davis/

Key Characteristics:

  • Student Development/Interaction - Very Frequent
  • Higher Education/Administration - Frequent
  • Programming - Frequent
  • Project Development/Implementation - Frequent
  • Autonomy - Very Frequent
  • Supervising - Very Frequent
  • Advising - Sometimes
  • Collaboration - Frequent

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HESA Graduate Assistantships
Available Fall 2020

The following list of offices with opportunities that are currently available. The positions are subject to change based on a variety of factors. This list will be updated as changes occur.

Graduate Assistant for Education & Outreach Services - BASICS Coordinator

Department: Education & Outreach Services (Living Well) - Center for Health & Wellbeing
Availability: Fall 2020

General Description: Education & Outreach Services is a unit within the Center for Health & Wellbeing (CHWB) focused on health promotion and wellness.  Housed within the Living Well office, our mission is to create opportunities for accessing information, identifying resources, developing skills and making healthy choices.  We do this through innovative programming, collaborating with, and supporting campus partners and advocating for individual and community health.  Our office is responsible for implementing the Brief Alcohol Screening & Intervention for College Students (BASICS), a harm reduction approach to motivate students to reduce alcohol use in order to decrease the negative consequences of drinking.

Assistantship Responsibilities:

  • Assist with the development, implementation, and evaluation of the Brief Alcohol Screening and Intervention for College Students (BASICS) program.
  • Participate in BASICS/Motivational Interviewing trainings.
  • Facilitate the BASICS program in both individual and group formats.
  • Maintain the online the BASICS program database and handle ongoing logistical needs (e.g., entering students into the system, managing the online scheduling system).
  • Understand & be aligned with a harm reduction approach to substance use.
  • Assist with developing and conducting trainings within the UVM community on various topics related to substance use and motivational interviewing.
  • Work with Center for Health and Wellbeing technology coordinator to develop a web presence for the BASICS program.
  • Conduct literature reviews on current programs and trends in substance use prevention/intervention work.
  • Attend weekly Living Well staff meetings.
  • Attend various meetings on campus with the BASICS Clinical Coordinator
  • Strive towards a deeper understanding of issues of diversity. Incorporate multicultural diversity and social justice concepts and principles into education & outreach efforts.
  • Other duties as assigned.
  • Occasional evening and weekend hours are expected.

Departmental Website: http://www.uvm.edu/~chwb/livingwell/

Key Characteristics:

  • Student Development/Interaction - Very Frequent
  • Higher Education/Administration - Sometimes
  • Programming - Frequent
  • Project Development/Implementation - Frequent
  • Autonomy - Very Frequent
  • Supervising - Not at all
  • Advising - Not at all
  • Collaboration - Very Frequent

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Graduate Assistant for Residential Life - Assistant Residence Director

Department: Residential Life
Availability: Fall 2020

General Description: The Assistant Residence Director (ARD) for the Department of Residential Life is directly supervised by a full-time Residence Director (RD).  The individual in this position assists the RD in all matters pertaining to the management of a residential complex ranging in size from 440-670 residents with 10-17 resident advisors (RAs). 

Assistantship Responsibilities:

Resident Advisor Supervision

  • Assist in the recruitment, selection, training, development and evaluation of RAs.
  • Directly supervise 5 RAs and indirectly supervise 5-12 RAs, providing direction, support and development through one-on-one and regular staff meetings.
  • Participate in the development and implementation of the ongoing training process for student staff members throughout the year.
  • Programming, Advisement and Community Development
  • Responsible for the implementation of educational and social programs that promote the development of community, student awareness and interaction, through the implementation of restorative practices and advisement of staff, hall council and other student leaders.
  • Advise and meet weekly with the Hall Council Executive Board members to provide development training and guidance.

Administrative

  • Assist in carrying out procedures for the opening and closing of the complex for both fall and spring semesters, as well as mid-semester breaks (i.e. Thanksgiving and Spring Break).
  • Maintain regularly scheduled office hours per week to include time spent in weekly Residential Education Team meetings, Committee meetings, and student staff and Hall Council meetings.
  • Oversee the implementation of monthly health and safety inspections of student rooms.

Student Conduct

  • Understand, interpret, communicate and enforce policies within their residential complex.
  • Serve as a hearing officer through the Center for Student Ethics & Standards for residents who have allegedly violated sections of the University Conduct Code.
  • Serve as a mediator during roommate or group related conflict.
  • Assist RAs to follow up on violations of health and safety standards that are not corrected by residents when requested by staff members.
  • Communication and Resource Referral
  • Serve as resource/referral agent for campus and community resources.
  • Encourage participation in programs that assist new and continuing students in their ongoing personal and academic development.

Diversity and Social Justice

  • Actively engage student staff members and residence hall students in programming, training and dialogue specific to diversity and social justice.
  • Active participant in departmental, divisional and university-wide training and programming opportunities.
  • Create and maintain communities that are welcoming and accepting of people of all ethnicities, abilities, ages, sex, gender or identity expression, national origins, religions, and sexual orientations.
  • Actively confront situations of intolerance and bias that result from lack of respect.

Additional Responsibilities

  • Participate in a rotating on-call duty system, and respond to emergency calls on a 24-hour basis.
  • Serve 1 year (spring & fall) on 1 of the 3 Residential Education area related committees.
  • Perform additional duties as assigned by the RD or Assistant Director.

Departmental Website: http://reslife.uvm.edu/

Key Characteristics:

  • Student Development/Interaction - Very Frequent
  • Higher Education/Administration - Sometimes
  • Programming/Event Planning - Very Frequent
  • Project Development/Implementation - Frequent
  • Autonomy - Frequent
  • Supervising - Very Frequent
  • Advising - Frequent
  • Collaboration - Frequent

Additional Notes: The compensation for this ten month position includes full tuition remission, a stipend, a semi-furnished on-campus apartment, and small meal plan.

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Graduate Assistant for Residental Life - Residental Education & Retention Coordinator

Department: Residential Life
Availability: Fall 2020

General Description: The Graduate Coordinator for Residential Education and Retention (RER) within the Department of Residential Life is directly supervised by the Assistant Director for Residential Education and Retention. This position will assist with the development and implementation of the Residential Curriculum (co-curricular), coordination of leadership development opportunities for students, will co-advise the Inter-Residence Association (IRA), and serve as a liaison between various campus partners. This position has evening and weekend responsibilities as well as on call duties. This is a 10.5 month assistantship (August-May) with training starting mid-July.

Administrative

  • Attend individual supervisory meetings and work collaboratively with the Assistant Director for Residential Education and Retention.
  • Attend committee and departmental meetings as appropriate (i.e. Residential Education Team (RET) meetings, RET training, etc.).
  • Review, update, and manage purchase card statements, and monthly budgeting processes.

Residential Education & Retention/ Leadership Development

  • Co-chair the Residential Education and Retention committee.

Residential Education

  • Support and assist in the development, implementation, and assessment of the new
  • residential curriculum model for Residential Education.
  • Collaborate with Intramural Sports in Athletics in the development and implementation of the Residence Hall Intramural League program

Retention

  • Assist in the planning and execution of large-scale events (STAR, Student Leader recognition, etc.) in conjunction with the Residential Education and Retention committee.
  • Aid in the coordination and development of appreciation efforts for the department (RA appreciation, Office Manager appreciation, custodial appreciation, etc.).

Leadership Development

  • Assist in the planning and coordination of logistics of internal and external leadership opportunities and conferences.
  • Serve as the primary facilitator for RET graduate cohort meetings.

Inter-Residence Association and Hall Council

Inter-Residence Association

  • Co-advise the Inter-Residence Association alongside the Assistant Director; providing administrative, and developmental support to IRA students in an advising capacity.
  • Attend and represent the IRA at various local, regional, and national conference as needed.
  • Interact with IRA members through 1:1 meetings as well as attendance at executive and general body meetings.
  • Assist in the development and implementation of summer and winter trainings for IRA Executive Board.
  • Continuously revisit and help anchor the IRA Executive Board in Restorative Practices, our departmental community building framework as well as student advocacy efforts.

Hall Council

  • Assist in the planning and coordination of logistics for our fall semester hall council retreats for students and advisors.
  • Co-facilitate Hall Council large-group meetings and in-services

Diversity and Social Justice

  • Actively engages student staff members and residence hall students in programming, training and dialogue specific to diversity and social justice.
  • Active participant in departmental, divisional and university-wide training and programming opportunities.
  • Actively confronts situations of intolerance and bias that result from a lack of respect.

Additional Responsibilities

  • Participate in a rotating on-call duty system, and respond to emergency calls on a 24-hour basis (max. of 2 weeks a semester).
  • Some adjudication of conduct experience will be available.
  • The person in this position will have evening and weekend responsibilities.
  • Participate in major departmental events and initiatives (opening, closing, RA training, etc.).
  • Additional duties as assigned.

Key Characteristics:

  • Ability to interact with student leaders in a developmental and restorative manner.
  • Ability/comfort level with facilitating meetings among colleagues.
  • Ability to collaborate interdepartmentally.
  • Experience with student organizations/Hall Councils/Residence Hall Associations desired, but not required. (either advising or having been in a student organization)
  • Strong administrative and organization skills necessary, as well as the ability to navigate multiple deadlines.
  • Ability to work and make decisions autonomously when necessary.
  • Ability to be creative and think innovatively.
  • Either prior knowledge or a desire to learn about residential curriculums/co-curricular initiatives.

Position Characteristics: 

  • Student Development/Interaction - Frequent
  • Higher Education/Administration - Frequent
  • Student Programming Attendance- Frequent
  • Department/Committee Project Development/Implementation - Frequent
  • Autonomy- Frequent/Sometimes
  • Supervising - None
  • Advising - Frequent
  • Collaboration – Frequent

Additional Notes: The compensation for this ten month position includes full tuition remission, a stipend, a semi-furnished on-campus apartment, and a small meal plan.

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GRADUATE ASSISTANT FOR RESIDENTAL LIFE - COORDINATOR FOR RESIDENT ADVISOR RECRUITMENT AND SELECTION

Department: Residential Life
Availability: Fall 2020

The Graduate Coordinator for RA Engagement and Success (RAES) plays a key role in the development and implementation of a comprehensive RA engagement and success strategy for Residential Life including RA recruitment, selection, human resources, and RA experience. This position is directly supervised by the Assistant Director for Athletic Campus/ RA Engagement and Success. This Coordinator for RAES has some evening and weekend responsibilities as well as on call duties. This is a 10 month assistantship (August-May) with training in July.

Assistantship Responsibilities:
Administrative (10%)
 • Attend individual supervisory meetings and work collaboratively with the Assistant Director for     Athletic Campus/RA Recruitment and Selection.
• Attend committee and departmental meetings as appropriate (i.e. Residential Education Team (RET) meetings, RET training, etc.).
• Review, update, and manage the RA operations manual.

RA Recruitment and Selection (50%)
• Co-chair on the RA Recruitment and Selection committee, serving as a member of the committee’s leadership team.
• Assist in the development of a comprehensive marketing and recruitment strategy for the RA position, including information sessions, tabling, social media presence, campus partner outreach, etc.
• Co-coordinate the RA Selection process; including application reviews, interview weekend efforts, interview scheduling, and the assessment of recruitment and selection efforts.
• Serve as the primary point person for RA applicants during the application and interview process.
• Aid in training internal and external campus partners in the interviewing and selection of RAs.
• Co-facilitate the selection and placement process for RAs as well as coordinate responses to candidates.

RA Engagement and Success (20%)
• Serve as the primary advisor to RA council, liaising between the council and ResLife leadership.
• Oversee departmental RA appreciation efforts, each semester.
• Coordinate RA position assessment efforts, including RA supervisor feedback, RA evaluations process, exit surveys, resident feedback, etc., in collaboration with the Assistant Director.
• Collaborate with the Graduate Coordinator for Student Leadership and Engagement in the coordination of the year-end Student Leader Recognition event.
• Work with the Assistant Director for Training and Development to support the implementation of Lead RA and RA training at the beginning of each semester.
• Works actively with the Residential Education Team (RET) in best practices around supporting and working with the RA staff.

Diversity, Social Justice, and Restorative Practices (10%)
• Active participant in departmental, divisional and university-wide training and programming opportunities.
• Actively confronts situations of intolerance and bias that result from a lack of respect.
• Work with campus partners in recruiting and hiring a diverse group of RAs, embodying inclusive hiring practices

Additional Responsibilities (10%)
• Participate in a rotating on-call duty system, and respond to emergency calls on a 24-hour basis.
• Some adjudication of conduct experience will be available.
• The person in this position will have occasional evening and weekend responsibilities.
• Participate in major departmental events and initiatives (opening, closing, RA training, etc.).
• Additional duties as assigned.


Administrative (10%)
• Attend individual supervisory meetings and work collaboratively with the Assistant Director for Athletic Campus/RA Recruitment and Selection.
• Attend committee and departmental meetings as appropriate (i.e. Residential Education Team (RET) meetings, RET training, etc.).
• Review, update, and manage the RA operations manual.

RA Recruitment and Selection (50%)
• Co-chair on the RA Recruitment and Selection committee, serving as a member of the committee’s leadership team.
• Assist in the development of a comprehensive marketing and recruitment strategy for the RA position, including information sessions, tabling, social media presence, campus partner outreach, etc.
• Co-coordinate the RA Selection process; including application reviews, interview weekend efforts, interview scheduling, and the assessment of recruitment and selection efforts.
• Serve as the primary point person for RA applicants during the application and interview process.
• Aid in training internal and external campus partners in the interviewing and selection of RAs.
• Co-facilitate the selection and placement process for RAs as well as coordinate responses to candidates.

RA Engagement and Success (20%)
• Serve as the primary advisor to RA council, liaising between the council and ResLife leadership.
• Oversee departmental RA appreciation efforts, each semester.
• Coordinate RA position assessment efforts, including RA supervisor feedback, RA evaluations process, exit surveys, resident feedback, etc., in collaboration with the Assistant Director.
• Collaborate with the Graduate Coordinator for Student Leadership and Engagement in the coordination of the year-end Student Leader Recognition event.
• Work with the Assistant Director for Training and Development to support the implementation of Lead RA and RA training at the beginning of each semester.
• Works actively with the Residential Education Team (RET) in best practices around supporting and working with the RA staff.

Diversity, Social Justice, and Restorative Practices (10%)
• Active participant in departmental, divisional and university-wide training and programming opportunities.
• Actively confronts situations of intolerance and bias that result from a lack of respect.
• Work with campus partners in recruiting and hiring a diverse group of RAs, embodying inclusive hiring practices

Additional Responsibilities (10%)
• Participate in a rotating on-call duty system, and respond to emergency calls on a 24-hour basis.
• Some adjudication of conduct experience will be available.
• The person in this position will have occasional evening and weekend responsibilities.
• Participate in major departmental events and initiatives (opening, closing, RA training, etc.).
• Additional duties as assigned.


Key Characteristics:
• Prior experience as a Resident Advisor or similar position desired, but not required.
• Ability to interact with student leaders in a developmental and restorative manner.
• Ability/comfort level with facilitating meetings among colleagues.
• Ability to collaborate interdepartmentally.
• Strong administrative and organization skills necessary, as well as the ability to navigate multiple deadlines.
• Ability to work and make decisions autonomously when necessary.
• Ability to be creative and think innovatively.
• Either prior knowledge or a desire to learn about marketing, student staff recruitment and retention strategies.

Position Characteristics: (Frequent, Sometimes, Minimal, None)
• Student Development/Interaction - Frequent
• Higher Education/Administration - Frequent
• Student Programming -Rarely
• Department/Committee Project Development/Implementation - Frequent
• Autonomy - Sometimes
• Supervising - None
• Advising - Frequent
• Collaboration – Frequent
• Prior experience as a Resident Advisor or similar position desired, but not required.
• Ability to interact with student leaders in a developmental and restorative manner.
• Ability/comfort level with facilitating meetings among colleagues.
• Ability to collaborate interdepartmentally.
• Strong administrative and organization skills necessary, as well as the ability to navigate multiple deadlines.
• Ability to work and make decisions autonomously when necessary.
• Ability to be creative and think innovatively.
• Either prior knowledge or a desire to learn about marketing, student staff recruitment and retention strategies.

Position Characteristics: (Frequent, Sometimes, Minimal, None)
• Student Development/Interaction - Frequent
• Higher Education/Administration - Frequent
• Student Programming -Rarely
• Department/Committee Project Development/Implementation - Frequent
• Autonomy - Sometimes
• Supervising - None
• Advising - Frequent
• Collaboration – Frequent

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Graduate Assistant for Academic Success - Orientation & New Student Programs

Department: Center for Academic Success
Availability: Fall 2020

General Description: As staff members within the Department of Student Life, graduate students assist with the overall goals and programs of the Department, with a special emphasis on and collaboration with offices serving the needs of new students. This graduate assistant functions as Assistant to the Director of Orientation, working closely with the Assistant Director of Student Life for Orientation to plan, administer and implement the University of Vermont's new student and family programs.

These programs include:

  • A required student & family Summer Orientation program, conducted during the month of June in seven overnight sessions
  • A pre-semester fall and spring one-day Orientation program
  • An extended Orientation program required for all new students during opening weekend

Assistantship Responsibilities:

  • Edit the Orientation publications sent to all incoming students & families.
  • Function as administrative support and scheduling facilities for Orientation events.
  • Serve as an educator, mentor, and role model to undergraduate student leaders.
  • Recruit and select student staff of approximately 40 students.
  • Plan and deliver undergraduate Orientation Leader training sessions.
  • Work with new students and parents throughout the year.

Departmental Website: http://www.uvm.edu/studentlife/orientation/

Key Characteristics:

  • Student Development/Interaction - Frequent
  • Higher Education/Administration - Frequent
  • Programming - Very Frequent
  • Project Development/Implementation - Sometimes
  • Autonomy - Very Frequent
  • Supervising - Sometimes
  • Advising - Not at all
  • Collaboration - Frequent

Additional Notes: The assistantship begins in early August and runs through June (with extra pay for this additional time).

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Graduate Assistant for Student Life - Leadership & Civic Engagement

Department: Department of Student Life
Availability: Fall 2020

General Description: The University of Vermont’s Leadership & Civic Engagement Programs (LCE) is housed in the Department of Student Life. The mission of Student Life is to foster an inclusive culture of student leadership development, community involvement, and programming in order to develop a socially just community of lifelong learners. The mission of LCE is to foster a culture of student involvement, leadership, and learning through hands-on civic engagement.
The Graduate Assistant in LCE (GA) serves as a resource for UVM students interested in leadership, activism, community service, and social justice efforts. The position develops the graduate assistant’s skills of event or action planning, public relations, advising, evaluation and social justice training. In addition to the responsibilities listed below, the graduate assistant has the opportunity to design and work on projects of his or her own initiative with the input of the position supervisor, the AD of Leadership & Civic Engagement (AD for LCE).

This position works with another GA for LCE and the AD for LCE to offer comprehensive programs and trainings in Leadership and Civic Engagement. Projects can vary with the first and second year; see below.

Assistantship Responsibilities:

First Year:

  • Student Leader Training & Coaching: Advise student service organizations; provide drop-in advising and support to students interested in getting engaged on campus as part of the newly opened Davis Center Career + Experience Hub
  • Social Justice Training: Coordinate the logistics of the Next Step Retreat (a social justice retreat for students) with a campus leadership team, team of facilitators, and the AD for LCE – in first year.
  • Campus Marketing & Outreach for Service Projects: Oversee the management of volunteer requests (from off-campus) for UVM students through outreach of community partners and the use of social media tools and other online resources connecting students to projects.
  • Training: Extensive training creation and delivery for student leaders, including outreach and maintaining online tools and resources. Assist in the leader training for our Service TREK program as well as production of annual Student Leadership Institutes.

Second Year:

  • Student Leader Training & Coaching: Advise student service organizations; provide drop-in advising and support to students interested in getting engaged on campus as part of the newly opened Davis Center Career + Experience Hub
  • Training: Extensive training creation and delivery for student leaders, including outreach and maintaining online tools and resources. Assist in the leader training for our Service TREK program as well as production of annual Student Leadership Institutes.
  • Student Organization Advising Support: support outreach and develop resources and programming for advisors to student groups.
  • Student Leader Recognition: Plan and produce campus-wide annual Student Life Awards Ceremony each spring.
  • Student Staff: Supervise and work with student staff to produce leadership events, projects, and public relations for programming.

Departmental Website: http://www.uvm.edu/~lce/

Key Characteristics:

  • Student Development/Interaction - Frequent
  • Higher Education/Administration- Sometimes
  • Programming-Frequent
  • Project Development/Implementation-Frequent
  • Autonomy-Frequent
  • Supervising-Sometimes
  • Advising-Frequent
  • Collaboration-Frequent

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Graduate Assistant for Student Conduct

Department: Department of Student Life
Availability: Fall 2020

Assistantship Responsibilities:
Community Standards
    •
Serve as a Hearing Officer
    • Facilitate Tier Meetings
    • Serve as Personal Development Program Coach
    • Assist with Project Discovery Curriculum Development
    • Participate in Assistant Director meetings with Residential Life
    • Serve as report reviewer and assign charges
    • Analyze and report data as requested
        o RBA
        o Monthly RL reports – re: case turnaround for each hearing officer to be shared at CSC/RL AD meetings
    • Assist with Education & Outreach
 

Academic Integrity
    • Serve on AI Councils
    • Facilitate AI pre-hearing meetings
    • Serve on International Student Success Task Force
    • Co-facilitate AI sessions for students
 

Social Justice Mediation
• Assist with Social Justice Mediation program development & outreach
• Serve as mediator for Social Justice Mediation cases
 

CSC Staff Development/Meetings
    •
Full Day Retreat
        o August/December or Jan
    • Full Staff Meetings – alternating every other week
    • Conduct Meetings -  alternating every other week
    • Department Social Justice Series (monthly)
    • Monthly fun lunches (optional)
 

Other Duties as Assigned
    •
Research projects
    • Front desk coverage (on rare occasion)
    • Posters/Marketing

Departmental Website: http://www.uvm.edu/sconduct/

Key Characteristics:
    •
Student Development/Interaction - Frequent
    • Higher Education/Administration - Sometimes
    • Programming/Event Planning - Sometimes
    • Project Development/Implementation - Frequent
    • Autonomy - Frequent
    • Supervising – Not at all
    • Advising - Frequent
    • Collaboration –  Very Frequent

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